NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo, "Building Our Sustainable Future."

NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo: Building Our Sustainable Future

Sponsorships are no longer available for NAFSA 2022.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to partner with us as a NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo sponsor. Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field. We will welcome the international education attendees, in person and virtually, to our most extraordinary conference yet!

The global international education community will unite at NAFSA 2022 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we come together to develop pathways for a sustainable international education future. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success.

A Return to Community You Don’t Want to Miss

No other event attracts more attendees from every segment of the field. Together, we will design strategies for our sustainable future success at this critical time. Join with peers and experts from around the world as we learn, work, and grow together.

Your Sponsorship Benefits

  • Elevate and promote your brand at the premiere global learning event.
  • Network with thought-leaders, decision-makers, and peers.
  • Connect with new and current partners.
  • Connect with conference attendees representing
    • student and scholar advising;
    • safety, security, and crisis management;
    • institutional exchange agreements;
    • college, university, and international education leadership;
    • global program service and development;
    • student recruitment and retention;
    • marketing and promotion;
    • internationalization strategy;
    • financial aid;
    • immigration and regulatory practice;
    • admissions, credentials, testing, evaluation, and placement;
    • teaching, instructions, global learning and eLearning;
    • short-term practical training;
    • graduate and professional education;
    • study abroad and internships, work, service learning, and research abroad;
    • foreign language study and program administration; and
    • advocacy and government relations.
Are You a Global Partner?

If so, you receive a 15% discount on all sponsorship opportunities.

Interested In Learning More?

Want to learn more about an opportunity listed below? Contact [email protected].

Interested in becoming a sponsor, but don’t see anything you love? Contact [email protected] to talk about tailoring a package suited to your unique marketing needs and budget.

Right of Refusal of Sponsors

NAFSA reserves the right to reject a potential sponsor or Global Partner for any reason including, but not limited to, a mission that is not consistent with NAFSA’s mission or business practices.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Virtual Program

May 4–5, 2022

Opening Panel Discussion - $20,000 - SOLD
Join leaders from around the world as we launch a global conversation on building our sustainable future. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Latin America and Caribbean Forum - $10,000
Support NAFSA’s diversity programming as a sponsor of this expert panel focused on institutional partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Global Leadership Panel - $10,000 - SOLD
Join us in showcasing perspectives from across the field examining the challenges and opportunities in international education and how to move forward toward growth and sustainability. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Virtual Denver Tour - $5,000 - SOLD
Help us virtually showcase this year’s conference home: the Mile High City, Denver. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner.

Social Event - $5,000 
This celebration gets the party started! Participants log on remotely for this special event. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner.

NAFSA 2022 Virtual Program Technology - $20,000 - SOLD
Help us bring the virtual program to our attendees around the world who choose to stay at home. Support the online broadcast via a state-of-art technology platform and the livestream of selected of in-person programs for those attending virtually. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, and online planner, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Friend of NAFSA Sponsor - $1,000+
Don’t see a specific sponsorship that appeals to you, but want to show your support for NAFSA? This is the perfect opportunity. Acknowledgment will be based on support level.

Sponsorship Opportunities: In-Person Program

May 31–June 3, 2022

Conference Collectible Pin - SOLD

Conference Name Badge Holder - SOLD

Conference Tote Bag - SOLD

Conference Water Bottle - SOLD

Expo Hall Refreshment Breaks - SOLD

International Education Leadership Community Center - SOLD

International Enrollment Management Community Center - SOLD

International Student and Scholar Services Community Center - SOLD

Opening Plenary - $75,000 - SOLD
NAFSA’s opening plenary features a renowned and thought-provoking global luminary. Showcase your brand as an authority in international education to conference attendees through NAFSA’s plenary marketing and promotions for this important event. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations. Sponsors may also meet the speaker, share the stage, and welcome attendees.

Thursday Plenary - $45,000 - SOLD
NAFSA’s Wednesday plenary brings attendees visionaries, global leaders, and other high-profile speakers. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations. Sponsors may also meet the speaker, share the stage, and welcome attendees.

Opening Celebration - $65,000
NAFSA’s Opening Celebration brings together conference attendees for a high-energy, memorable community-building event, often featuring high-profile entertainment. Sponsors receive extensive branding through event marketing and promotions. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations. Sponsors may also meet the speaker, share the stage, and welcome attendees.

Closing Celebration - $25,000
Enjoy a final celebration with conference attendees, and join NAFSA in inviting attendees to the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., celebrating our 75th anniversary! Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations.

NAFSA International Education and Knowledge Community Awards - $10,000  - SOLD
NAFSA International Education and Knowledge Community Awards honor exceptional leaders in the field of international education. Join us in celebrating their achievements. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Program - $20,000
2022 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that are making significant progress toward comprehensive internationalization. Join NAFSA’s leadership and leaders of the receiving institutions in their discussion highlighting the importance of campus internationalization. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Symposium on Leadership - $25,000
This two-hour event brings together senior-level decision-makers across the field of international education to connect, collaborate, and learn about trends transforming higher education. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations.

Spotlight Speaker Series - $20,000 SOLD
Occurring throughout the conference, four invited experts discuss global topics impacting (and impacted by) international education. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration. Sponsors also able to welcome attendees.

Poster Fairs - $10,000 - SOLD
Annual conference poster fairs attract thousands of participants, and this year they will be featured both in the virtual program and throughout the week of the in-person conference. The 15 themed fairs showcase innovative ideas on numerous topics in the field, including advocacy in international education; model practices in international enrollment management; uses of technology and social media in international education; internationalizing the campus; assessing and evaluating international education; and more. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and one complimentary all-access pass conference registration.

Conference Mobile App - $30,000 - SOLD
Essential for every conference attendee, NAFSA’s conference app allows users to stay connected throughout the week with direct attendee-to-attendee messaging, a conference schedule, and anything they may need to navigate NAFSA’s expansive conference. Acknowledgment will include recognition on conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage, and two complimentary all-access pass conference registrations.

Wellness/Mindfulness Activities - $7,500
We all need self-care during these challenging times. This year’s wellness activities provide an opportunity for conference attendees to recharge and reenergize as they start each day. Acknowledgment will include recognition on the conference website, mobile app, online planner, and conference signage.

Friend of NAFSA Sponsor - $5,000+
Don’t see a specific sponsorship that appeals to you, but want to show your support for NAFSA? This is the perfect opportunity. Acknowledgment will be based on support level.